AttackIQ Academy

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Company (that provides the nominated product / solution / service)AttackIQ Academy
Company size (employees)100 to 499
Type of solutionService

In 3 bullets, summarize why this product or service is different from the competition and deserves recognition:

- AttackIQ Academy courses are offered completely free of cost and span entry-level through advanced courses on today’s cybersecurity landscape, MITRE ATT&CK, and the best practices to plan, deploy, and benefit from a threat-informed defense approach. Students have access to hands-on cyberrange labs that make the experience complete and give practitioners the tools and skills they need to defend against the most pressing threats facing their organization. Advanced courses include Leveraging MITRE ATT&CK Toolsets, Threat Modeling and Emulation Planning, Deploying and Operationalizing Breach and Attack Simulation, Custom Scenario (TTP) Development, and SecDevOps Leveraging AttackIQ API.

- Uniquely, AttackIQ Academy includes a guest lecturer series and advanced level II and level III courses. The guest lecturer series is designed to give students access to a broad set of security experts and topics and features numerous cybersecurity thought leaders and practitioners at the top of their field.

- In just 8 months, the Academy has grown from zero to 9,700+ students in 126 countries. Courses and learning paths are offered at no charge for the greater good of the cybersecurity community. Courses are eligible for (ISC)2 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits.

Brief Overview

AttackIQ Academy was launched to accelerate the practice of threat-informed defense and arm security practitioners with current, practical cybersecurity skills. The Academy offers entry-level and advanced cybersecurity training with modularized curriculum and hands-on cyberrange labs for realistic exercises. Practice scenarios give students the skills to recognize threats, understand attackers’ methods, and quickly close potential gaps.

The COVID-19 pandemic introduced most businesses to unprecedented challenges, including forced remote work policies. During this time, AttackIQ Academy has been a valuable resource for cybersecurity professionals, enabling them to protect their businesses from threat actors and cyberattacks. Courses and learning paths are offered at no charge for the greater good of the cybersecurity community. Courses are eligible for (ISC)2 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits.

Following is a sampling of testimonials from Academy participants.

Tom Needham, Director Cyber-Security Operations, Cyber Threat Action Center, Abbott
“The AttackIQ Purple Teaming course was an excellent primer on what it takes to get a Purple Team up and running with clearly defined processes to support a long term program. I was impressed by the instructor’s depth of knowledge and experience. I recommended this to my team already and would recommend to all security practitioners interested in improving cyber defense.”

Kenny Tan, Senior Consultant, Cybersecurity Agency of Singapore
“AttackIQ has done a fantastic job by giving back to the community by having these cybersecurity courses to the masses in times of covid-19. This platform offers students with the advanced cybersecurity knowledge and best practices to help secure their organisation in a structured way. I have took the Foundations of Operationalizing MITRE ATT&CK, Introduction to FIN6 Emulation plans and Foundations of Purple Teaming. These courses really widen my knowledge even further for my current project. Kudos to the AttackIQ team and hope to see more courses on Cloud security!”